Mar 07, 2013 · To determine whether the use of Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting (MACS) as a sperm selection technique improves ART success rates in couples undergoing assisted reproduction treatment. Five studies (prospective randomized trials) that comprised Cited by: 78.
MACS is a technique which allows the spermatozoa with the best characteristics to be selected for use in assisted reproduction treatments. This technique removes apoptotic spermatozoa – those which will die without achieving fertilisation – and selects the healthy ones, thus increasing the possibility of pregnancy.
Magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS): Utility in assisted reproduction* artificial reproduction. Sperm apoptosis has been heavily linked to failures in reproductive techniques. One of the earliest changes shown by apoptotic spermatozoa is externalization of phosphatidyl serine. Magnetic activated cell .
Romany L, Garrido N, Fernandez JL, Pellicer A, Meseguer M, 28th Annual Meeting of the European Society on Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). Assisted reproduction results improvements due to magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) depletion of apoptotic sperm is not mediated by sperm DNA fragmentation decrease.Cited by: 78.